Does the size of a breast cancer tumor really matter??? I WANTED TO KNOW THIS ASAP. How about you?
Well here is the breakdown from @breastcancer.org and for the in-depth discussion about your pathology report from my medical advisor, Pathologist, Dr. Hannah Gilmore, click here.
Size is used to help determine the stage of the breast cancer but it doesn’t tell the whole story. All of the cancer’s characteristics are important. A small cancer can be aggressive while a larger cancer is not — or it could be the other way around. Size indicates how large across the tumor is at its widest point. Doctors measure cancer in millimeters (1 mm = .04 inch) or centimeters (1 cm = .4 inch).